Meet the conference venue, the organizers and partners.

Logistics and useful information

For all attendees, you can find it in this page. If you have any other question, please contact us.


The Venue

The conference will be held at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Barcelona Tech (commonly known as UPC), the largest engineering university in Catalonia — also encompassing other disciplines such as mathematics and architecture — with more than 35000 students and 5000 staff members. The connection of UPC to Plone is huge: UPC has been using Plone since 2006 and has more than 500 Plone-based websites and intranets (schools, institutes, departments and research groups), including the main institutional website since 2009. The UPC also developed a Plone-based multipurpose web generator (Genweb) and put it at the disposal of the university community that allows anyone to create a website easily with the institution's look and feel.

The UPC has several locations thorough Catalonia (Barcelona, Manresa, Terrassa, Castelldefels, Sant Cugat del Vallés, Igualada, Mataró and Vilanova i la Geltrú). We will celebrate the conference at the main Barcelona campus, the Campus Nord.


The UPC Campus Nord is located in a residential area of Barcelona, the upscale Pedralbes neighborhood. There are all kinds of services and infrastructure available, as can be expected from a lively university environment, so you'll find a good choice of bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance.

All the rooms will be located at the Vertex Building. This building is located at the upper west corner of the campus and easily reachable by metro (L3, Palau Reial), Tram (T1, T2, T3) and bus (7, 33, H6 and others).

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The Vertex Building is easy reachable and within 5 minutes walking distance from any public transport. The reception desk will be located at the North entrance of the building:



Getting there and public transport 

Barcelona is a transport hub with an international airport, Barcelona–El Prat Airport, about 17 km from the center of the city. The local public transport is also outstanding, including metro, bus and tram facilities. Checkout this page for more information.


Party Dinner!

The dinner and party will be held at Fàbrica Moritz Brewery at the Sala 39. It's a centennary space full of history in the basement of the brewery, which housed the former fermentation cellars in the 19th century. The venue is located at the Ronda Sant Antoni, 41, near the city center. For more information, please check the party page!


Where to Stay

You will find here a small guide for you to choose the right place where to stay during the conference. We also have tailored a list of places to stay, depending on your preferences.


The Organizers

Iskra, SCCL

A software consultancy company focused on Python and JavaScript development for custom third party solutions and product development. Plone is one of its core product technologies. Iskra has contributed much code to Plone core and has been involved in multiple Sprints/Conferences.

Iskra will be the legal/financial/logistic services supplier to Plone Conference 2017.

kitconcept, GmbH

kitconcept is an Open Source solution provider from Bonn, Germany. They work with Plone, Pyramid, Django, Python, JavaScript, Angular, and React.

Ramon Navarro Bosch

CTO at Iskra SCCL / Onna SL - Member of the Plone Community since 2006, involved in core development since 2011 with, Plone Resource Registry,... and member of the Framework Team. Organizer of multiple Plone Sprints (Girona Sprint, Testing Barcelona Sprint, Mosaic Barcelona Sprint, Barcelona Sprint 2016).

Víctor Fernández de Alba Encinas

kitconcept GmbH - Senior Software Engineer, Consultant and IT Architect. Member of the Plone Community since 2006, author of a Plone book, co-author of and the Plone 5 default theme Barceloneta. Organizer of sprints and other Plone events in Barcelona, he is deeply involved in several Plone Community Teams, including the successful relaunch of



Logo, Design, HTML and CSS - Albert Casado Celma (@albertcasado)

Logistics - Ágata Avalo Rodríguez (@agataavalo)

Adviser, Consultant, Social Community Manager, Proof-reading, Website, ...  - T. Kim Nguyen (@tkimnguyen)

Training Leader - Philip Bauer (@starzelde)

Python Web Track - Jordi Soucheiron (@jordixou)

Modern Javascript Frontend Track - Raúl Jiménez (@elecash)


To reach the Plone Conference organizing team, email conf at plone dot org